Pierre Gasly is one of the stars in the 2022 Silly Season.
The Frenchman, who technically has a contract with AlphaTauri until the end of 2023, has been in the center of the news around Alpine’s contended seat, since it was confirmed that Oscar Piastri had a valid contract with McLaren next year.
During the latest press conference in Singapore, he was asked about the rumors, to which he replied:
“So far, nothing has changed. And when there is something confirmed on my future I'm sure you guys will know about it!"
As Red Bull is open to let the driver of car number 10 go, Gasly is still not sure about what 2023 holds yet:
“Everybody knows the ongoing conversation and discussion, but on my side I think hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks we should have a clear answer on my future.”
The Championship is not over, so whatever his future may hold there is still work to be done with the Faenza based Team.
Gasly seems worried about Singapore, as the car struggles more during races with higher downforce but he’s hopefull about the changes - a new aerodynamic package with a reprofiled nose and front wing connection - that the team will bring during the weekend:
“All the tracks with higher-downforce [such as Singapore] we seem to struggle a bit more,” he stated.
"So, hopefully this upgrades we have this weekend can change a bit that picture. We know the McLarens are usually pretty fast in these conditions, Alpine sometimes are really fast, Aston as well. I don't really have any expectations. I just hope that the upgrade brings us more speed and I know if that's the case then we will have our chances to fight for points."
The fight between AlphaTauri and Haas is still open, and there’s much more to be done. They may even think about beating Alfa Romeo:
"It's just important to stay positive and still be constructive until the end of the year. (..)That’s clearly the target – to get at least Haas. And Alfa, 19 points [to close], considering we only have 33 points after 16 races that's a lot to ask. But nothing is impossible.
"We've seen it in the past, we just need one really strong result and it could be possible. So definitely Haas, we've got to get them, and then we'll see coming to Abu Dhabi [and the last race] what we're fighting for."